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accepted Using “non-” to prefix a two-word phrase
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comment Using “non-” to prefix a two-word phrase
The solution you used in publication is definitely more intuitive to a reader unfamiliar with dash hierarchy, but I am reassured by both methods.
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comment Using “non-” to prefix a two-word phrase
Thanks for explaining part of it!
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comment Failed Experiment?
The question was also partly motivated by seeing the phrase in scientific contexts, which is exactly what made me wonder.
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comment Are there any words in English that have a plural with a separate derivation?
Those appear to have the same derivation.
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comment Failed Experiment?
@FumbleFingers Until your link I had never heard of either of those formulations, and I genuinely thank you for the interesting quotation. It is notoriously difficult to gather information on usage by googling e.g., which is one of the great things about a site like this. Whether the conventional interpretation of a potentially misinterpreted phrase is definitionally strict or not is exactly what I sought to learn by asking this question, although I see that it could appear otherwise when one is already familiar with the conventions.
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comment Failed Experiment?
@FumbleFingers Because failure is obviously objective, because failure is obviously subjective, or because there is obviously irreconcilable ambiguity? And thanks for the quote! I've never heard that before.
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comment Failed Experiment?
@Mitch Interesting. I guess the things that would make it English-specific would be the idiomatic ambiguity of the word "experiment", as well as the usage of the word "failure" as a subjective or objective descriptor.
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comment Commas around “and”
It looks to me like no comma is necessary. Why not "We have the option to provide notifications via telephone and possibly via email."?
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